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The Journal of Open Source Software

The Journal of Open Source Software

Slides from the URSSI (http://urssi.us) workshop at UC Berkeley


Arfon Smith

April 11, 2018


  1. The Journal of Open Source Software Arfon M. Smith, Kyle

    E. Niemeyer, Daniel S. Katz, Lorena A. Barba, George Githinji, Melissa Gymrek, Kathryn D. Huff, Christopher R. Madan, Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, Kevin M. Moerman, Pjotr Prins, Karthik Ram, Ariel Rokem, Tracy K. Teal, Roman Valls Guimera, and Jacob T. Vanderplas https://joss.theoj.org Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. A developer friendly journal for research software packages > A

    formal peer review process that is designed to improve the quality of the software submitted. > If your software is already well documented then paper preparation should take no more than an hour.
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  7. https://peerj.com/articles/cs-147/

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  11. How to get career credit for research software in two

    easy steps…
  12. Make something citable 1

  13. Make it easy to be cited 2

  14. “Make something citable” > Upload your code to GitHub (or

    other public repository) > Create a DOI for repository via Zenodo/figshare etc. > Write a paper about your software JOSS lowers the cost of this
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  18. “Make it easy to be cited”

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  22. R > citation(‘ggplot2') To cite ggplot2 in publications, please use:

    H. Wickham. ggplot2: elegant graphics for data analysis. Springer New York, 2009. A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is @Book{, author = {Hadley Wickham}, title = {ggplot2: elegant graphics for data analysis}, publisher = {Springer New York}, year = {2009}, isbn = {978-0-387-98140-6}, url = {http://had.co.nz/ggplot2/book}, }
  23. Python > import astroML as aml > aml.__citation__ @INPROCEEDINGS{astroML, author={{Vanderplas},

    J.T. and {Connolly}, A.J.and {Ivezi{\'c}}, {\v Z}. and {Gray}, A.}, booktitle={Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding (CIDU)}, title={Introduction to astroML: Machine learning for astrophysics}, month={Oct.}, pages={47 -54}, doi={10.1109/CIDU.2012.6382200}, year={2012} }
  24. “How URSSI could help” > Develop/document best practices for receiving

    career credit for software > Develop/document best practices for awarding career credit for software > Strive to make JOSS unnecessary? (better fixes than just software papers)
  25. Thanks arfon@stsci.edu